As the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of Mainstream Aquaculture Group (Mainstream), Boris is responsible for strategic management of a large scale vertically integrated producer and supplier of Barramundi. Mainstream is one of the largest suppliers of Barramundi table fish products in Australia and is the global market leader in the provision of juvenile fish (seed stock) to the Barramundi aquaculture industry, exporting to 27 countries across five continents. Mainstream operates a multi-site business which includes the world’s largest aquaculture production facility of its type in Melbourne, Australia, three pond farming operations in far north Queensland, a pond farming operation in Arizona, USA, along with three hatcheries, including the world’s largest. Boris has been MD and CEO since 2012 and under his stewardship, company value, revenue and profitability have all increased by more than a factor of fifty.
Boris’ background is in financial services. He commenced his career in funds management business, Boutique Development and Marketing Direct and more recently, spent five years at Macquarie Group, the last two as a Director of Macquarie Global Investments. He performed multiple roles across agricultural asset management, private equity, investment banking and traditional funds management, with his final position Global Head of Sales for Macquarie’s Alternative Investments division. During his tenure, he was appointed to the Macquarie Global Investments leadership team and held a position on Macquarie’s Global Deal Assessment Committee.
Boris is a Director of the Wyndham City Refuse Disposal Facility, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association. Boris demonstrates historical experience in governance across a range of sectors and organisational types. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and is a Deans Scholar in Finance (top 1% of graduates). He also holds a Diploma in Natural Resource Management and a Masters of Applied Finance with majors in Corporate Finance and Investment Management.